Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a glycosaminoglycan, a fancy name for a vital naturally-occurring substance that’s part of your skin’s youth-supporting matrix. As the chief glycosaminoglycan in skin, hyaluronic acid works to keep every aspect of skin stable, safeguarded, and constantly renewed.
Hyaluronic acid is also a humectant, which is a category of skin care ingredients that are hygroscopic, meaning they draw moisture from their surroundings.
Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a clear, gooey substance that is naturally produced by your body. The largest amounts of it are found in your skin, connective tissue and eyes. Its main function is to retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist.
Using HA promotes healthier, more supple skin, thereby reducing wrinkles. It can also speed up any wound healing - acne or reducing scar tissue.
Research shows that HA is one of the best skin care ingredients you can use.